So I had a productive Sunday…If you call watching a whole season of a new show productive. Which I do. I’m well-rested, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the work week! Ok, I guess there are some other ways I could have spent 4 hours, but when you find a new show on netflix and actually HAVE 4 hours that you can waste watching tv… gotta take advantage. I’m thankful for the down time. 🙂
It started when I went to Al and Andie’s apartment and they had just turned on this show called “Young and Hungry.” It just got added to netflix and “we’re young and hungry so it sounded like something we would like,” to quote my sisters. It’s a playful, funny, light-hearted show about a 20-something girl named Gabi who cooks for a living. We laughed out loud all day watching it. I recommend it if you’re looking for something new on netflix!After the tv binge (and having felt inspired from watching Gabi cook all day) we decided to make a good Sunday night dinner. We had a couple of votes for chicken pot pie, so I whipped out my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe. Yes, we made a hot stew for dinner in June. In our defense, it hasn’t been very warm until now. And this is so good it’s worth making in the summer when you’re in the mood for a good homemade family dinner.In typical Slammy fashion, I made a few tweaks to the recipe to lighten it up some, and nobody could tell the difference! Typical chicken and dumplings uses heavy cream, which I replaced with half and half (which is half the fat of heavy cream.) And I also replaced half the butter with olive oil, which is a better-for-you fat. It takes about an hour or so to put this together, but a lot of the time is just simmering on the stove. It’s really not difficult at all. The detailed recipe is below, but I wanted to show you what my dumpling dough looked like so you have an idea of how the consistency should be–thick and clumpy. Warning: this photo is not pretty.But this photo is mouth-wateringly beautiful:Seriously the dumplings and the broth are soooo good my mouth is watering just typing this. NOM.